Mock Test #1 – Road Rules, Signs, and Signals

Driver's Mock Test #1 - Road Rules

#1: You plan to reverse into a side road. A pedestrian wishes to cross behind you. What is the best thing to do?

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Watch out for pedestrians crossing a road into which you are turning. If they have started to cross they have priority, so give way.

Highway code rules: 170, 202.

#2: A driver suddenly cuts in front of you. You are forced to brake hard. What should you do?

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Try to be understanding if other road users cause problems - they may be inexperienced or not know the area well. Anyone can make a mistake.

Highway code rule: 147.

#3: What should you do when you must stop in a congested tunnel?

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If you have to stop in a tunnel, leave at least a 5-metre gap between you and the vehicle in front.

Highway code rule: 126.

#4: The best way to increase your field of vision when reversing is to:

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Use all your mirrors, but look mainly through the rear window. Do not depend on your rear-view or side mirrors, as you cannot see directly behind your vehicle.

Highway code rule: 202.

#5: A large vehicle is swinging into your lane ahead. What should you be prepared to do?

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Remember, large vehicles need extra room. Long vehicles may have to use the whole width of the road to make a turn.

Highway code rules: 170, 221.

#6: When is it dangerous to overtake another vehicle?

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DO NOT overtake when approaching or at a road junction on either side of the road.

Highway code rules: 165, 166, 167.

#7: You are approaching this junction where a red traffic signal is shown. You wish to turn. Where should you stop?

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Some signal-controlled junctions have advanced stop lines to allow cycles to be positioned ahead of other traffic. Motorists, including motorcyclists, must stop at the first white line reached if the lights are amber or red and should avoid blocking the way or encroaching on the marked area at other times, e.g. if the junction ahead is blocked.

Highway code rule: 178.

#8: Which of these signs means there is a traffic signal ahead?

Traffic signals are ahead. Slow down and be ready to stop.

#9: You are on a motorway when your mobile phone rings. Which of the following is the best thing to do?

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It is safer not to use any telephone while you are driving or riding. Find a safe place to stop first or use the voicemail facility and listen to messages later.

Highway code rule: 149.

#10: You arrive at the scene of an accident. Someone has a bleeding leg wound. What could reduce the flow of blood?

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Check for anything that may be in the wound, such as glass. If the leg is not broken, raise it above the level of the heart to reduce the flow of blood. Apply firm pressure over the wound.

Highway code rule: 283.

#11: You are waiting at a T-junction. A vehicle is coming from the right with the left signal flashing. What should you do?

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Watch out for signals given by other road users. Proceed only when you are satisfied that it is safe.

Highway code rule: 104.

#12: At the scene of an accident a person has been injured. What warning signs may indicate that the person is suffering from shock?

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Shock is a life threatening condition. The most common cause of shock is blood loss. Some of the symptoms include
  • Pale face
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Fast, shallow breathing
  • Rapid, weak pulse
Try to make them warm and as comfortable as you can. Protect them from rain or snow, but avoid unnecessary movement.

Give reassurance confidently and try not to leave them alone or let them wander into the path of other traffic.

You should not give them anything to eat or drink.

Highway code rule: 283.

#13: Overtaking large vehicles is more difficult. What is a main reason for this?

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It takes longer to pass a large vehicle. If in doubt do not overtake.

Highway code rule: 164.

#14: How should you signal when you are going straight ahead at a roundabout?

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Signal left after you have passed the exit before the one you want.

Highway code rule: 186.

#15: You are waiting to turn right into a side road. Why is it important to check your right mirror just before turning?

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Wait until there is a safe gap between you and any oncoming vehicle. Watch out for cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and other road users. Check your mirrors and blind spot again to make sure you are not being overtaken, then make the turn.

Highway code rule: 180.

#16: Signs have different colours and shapes for easy identification. What are red circles used for?

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Red rings or circles tell you what you are not allowed to do.

#17: You arrive at a serious motorcycle crash. The motorcyclist is unconscious and bleeding. One of your main priorities should be to:

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Check the airway and once the airway is open check breathing for up to 10 seconds.

Stop the bleeding. First check for anything that may be in the wound, such as glass. If there is nothing embedded apply firm pressure over the wound.

DO NOT remove a motorcyclist's helmet unless it is essential.

Highway code rule: 283.

#18: You are on a motorway. A box falls onto the road from a lorry ahead. The lorry does not stop. What should you do?

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On a motorway do not try to remove the obstruction yourself. Stop at the next emergency telephone and call the Highways Agency or the police.

Highway code rules: 279, 280.

#19: Who has priority at junctions when traffic lights aren’t working?

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If the traffic lights are not working, treat the situation as you would an unmarked junction where nobody has priority. Proceed with great care.

Highway code rules: 146, 176.

#20: What is the main hazard shown in this picture?

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It is often difficult to see motorcyclists, mopeds and cyclists. Always look twice for cyclists or motorcyclists.

Highway code rule: 211.



How to Use Mock Test to Prepare for Your Driving Licence Exam

This first multiple-choice test has 20 questions about road rules, signs, and signals. You should correctly answer 17 of these questions before continuing. Result is shown at the end of the test!

Like all of our mock tests, questions are drawn from a larger pool – a different pool for each mock test!

U.K. Highway Code

Remember, you need to know most of the road rules found in the U.K. Highway Code to pass the exam.

The Highway Code is also an excellent source later in life, when you need to check facts or refresh your knowledge.

Study Tips

When you study the Highway Code, use notes to rewrite information with your own words. The longer, the better.

Scribbling down road rules with your own words triggers a reflecting process which helps you learn faster and better.

If possible, discuss rules, questions, and answers with a teacher or a parent. They can give you helpful advice or insights. After studying the code or handbooks, take as many practice tests as you need. Mock questions will cover all areas necessary to pass the DVSA examination. But remember, quality first, quantity second. Don’t try to memorise answers. Focus on true understanding.

You will most likely miss one or two questions on each mock test. Understand why you miss a question and try to find patterns in your weaknesses. Did you read too quickly? Did you jump at an answer without reading all options? Or did you simply not know the answer?

The best learning comes from drilling your weaknesses to perfection.

Road Rules – Found an Error?

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